Ben Aldridge holds both Bachelors and Masters degrees from Yale University, and has been a member of the Binghamton Philharmonic since 1991. Ben is also a member of the Utica and Catskill Symphonies, as well as the Northeast Pennsylvania Philharmonic and the Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra. He also performs with and arranges for the Catskill Brass Quintet. Ben is a charter member of the International Trumpet Guild and has been recorded on both Columbia and Redwood Records. He is a member of NARAS. Ben teaches trumpet and coaches brass chamber music at Binghamton University, SUNY Oneonta, and Hartwick College.